Some 2-3 km southeast of
Trong Mai Islet lies
Bo Nau Cave or Pelican Cave. This
vaulted grotto covers 200 m2. The floor of the grotto is
wide and flat, but not deep, and its wall features lots
ofstalactites and stalagmites.
At the entrance are three stones, looking like three
fairies with their heads close to one another. Two men
appear to be playing chess, with the third serving as a
Bo Nau Cave is one of the
beautiful caves in Ha Long Bay.
The name Bo Nau or Bo Nong is associated with the fact
that pelicans often take shelter here. If Dau Go Cave
lies completely inside the island, Bo Nau opens its
mouth at the side of the island. Stalactites fall down
from the roof of the grotto in different clusters.
Meanwhile stalagmites grow up in different shapes and
layers. Is this that the life out there is so noisy that
the three fairies have to choose this tranquil place to
play chess? Turning southward, Bo Nau Cave enjoys cool
wind. Standing there, one can hear the murmur of the sea
all year round.